New York, NY
Artist Lize Mogel creates and disseminates “counter-cartography,” a practice that uses maps and mapping to challenge the mainstream narrative of a site. She connects the standard history and collective imagination about specific places to larger narratives about globalization.
WHY WE LOVE LIZE:
- Lize co-edited An Atlas of Radical Cartography, which sought to unhinge our perspectives about the world and critique the power relations inherent in mapmaking
- She mapped unbuilt “ghost” highways and followed the flow of the Anacostia River through Washington D.C., encouraging visitors to tour the District’s
forgotten and underground sites
- Lize made New York City’s unseen infrastructure visible with a talk titled This Picnic Stinks, held in a park that’s on top of a wastewater treatment plant in Harlem